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. >>> at least 327 people are confirmed dead after typhoon bopha struck the philippines earlier this week. 250,000 people are living in shelters. many have yet to receive any assistance from the authorities. nhk world's charmaine deogracias reports. >> reporter: typhoon bopha passed the philippines islands on tuesday. heavy rains caused floods and an mud slides in compostela valley in the eastern part of the island. the category 5 typhoon toppled trees, knocked down power lines, and bursted river banks that carried these boulders, burying homes and families that may account for the hundreds still missing. emergency services say 327 people have died and 380 more are missing. a quarter of a million people have been forced from their homes. >> translator: the people were shocked because it happened so fast. >> reporter: 90 people died in new bataan in compostela valley. on thursday, military personnel struggled to rescue people stranded in damaged homes. at an evacuation shelter in the central part of the town, 3,000 people waited in line for the arrival of emergency supplies such as food and clo
. >>> rescue teams are struggling to reach isolated communities in the southern philippines. officials say a powerful typhoon that struck the region killed more than 300 people. typhoon bopha barreled through the island of mind national on tuesday. the storm unleashed heavy rains that triggered heavy rains and mud slides in the east. authorities say nearly 380 people are missing, 180,000 people have evacuated their homes. government officials mobilized military troops and police officers to look for survivors, but blocked roads and severed bridges are slowing down their work. that typhoon is now moving off the philippines. meteorologist robert speta has been following this storm. robert, tell us the latest. >> well, right now the storm is moving away from the philippines, it's over waters in the south china sea, but still, you're seeing some in-flow moisture come across luzon here, still bringing the risk of some flooding off there towards the north, because really, at this time, over the next several days, this storm system will just be continuing to linger here. now, the good news is tha
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